Carey, who dislocated her shoulder during a video shoot, on Saturday rotated between a series of bejeweled and feathered slings to match her changing frocks for a crowd of 60,000 on
N.Y. Philharmonic Music Director Alan Gilbert led the orchestra, which donned baseball caps while performing sports-inspired songs, including Randy Newman's score from "The Natural" and Gershwin’s score from the 1927 musical "Strike Up the Band."
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Former manager and now MLB executive
Carey dislocated her shoulder last week while filming a music video for her song "#Beautiful." Her husband,
"It was truly an honor to perform with world renowned NY Philharmonic," Carey tweeted after the show. "In spite of the pain, I wouldn't have ever missed this moment. Thanks for helping me get through it and sharing it with me."